Academics

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Alexis Snyder, MHS student, is Michael Moore Scholarship recipient at Eastern

November 8, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Alexis Snyder, daughter of Todd and Lorena Snyder of Moorefield, is a Michael Moore Scholarship recipient at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College for 2022-23. Snyder, a Moorefield High School student, represents Hardy County in the scholarship program. The Michael Moore Scholarship at Eastern supports early-entrance students from Hardy, Grant, and Hampshire counties. The scholarship covers the recipient’s tuition, books, and fees. Students from the three counties are encouraged to apply for the scholarship by January 12, 2023, for the Spring…

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St. George Medical Clinic Scholarship awarded to Brooklyn Boyce

October 18, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Brooklyn Boyce, a student in Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s nursing program, has been awarded the inaugural St. George Medical Clinic Scholarship at Eastern. Boyce, a resident of Hampshire County, said she has wanted to be a nurse since she was a young child. Her younger brother required care in a neonatal care when he was born, she explained, and she vividly remembers how nice the nurses were that helped care for her brother and that she wanted to be…

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40 & 8 Voiture 1623 presents scholarships to Eastern nursing students

October 3, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Jeff Fraley, director of nursing education for Voiture 1623 of the Forty & Eight (40 & 8) Veterans Organization, presented $500 scholarships to four nursing students at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Receiving scholarships were nursing students Michelle Adkins of Pendleton County, Jodee Crites of Grant County, Crystal Goodwater of Hampshire County, and Whitney Simon of Hardy County. Fraley congratulated the group for their hard work and encouraged them to keep up their efforts. Voiture 1623…

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Rinker a finalist in Best of West Virginia contest

September 28, 2022

Jess Rinker, an adjunct English instructor at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, as well as an accomplished children’s book author, is a finalist for “Best Author” in WV Living magazine’s Best of West Virginia contest. Each year, the Best of West Virginia contest organizers solicit nominations in a range of categories. The list of finalists for each category was released Sept. 26, and winners will be selected based on the results of online voting. Category winners will be featured in the Winter edition…

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GYO pilot project encourages high school students to consider teaching careers

August 12, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a partner in a state pilot project encouraging high school students to earn a year or more of college credit toward a bachelor’s degree in education while still in high school, providing them with a pathway to finish college with an education degree in just three years. Eastern is working with school systems in Grant, Hampshire, and Hardy counties as part of the Grow Your Own (GYO) project. GYO was unveiled by the state Department…

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Anthony Prato is new math faculty member at Eastern

August 10, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Anthony “Tony” Prato, Ph.D., has joined Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College as its full-time math faculty member. Prato said he understands the stress many feel about learning math. He’s had an opportunity to work with students at high school and college levels, so he has engaged with a wide variety of students over the years, often presenting math in ways that are more practical and more fun. Math is “… more creative than people realize,” Prato said. One of his favorite…

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Nathan Van Vranken joins Eastern as BET program coordinator

August 9, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Nathan Van Vranken has joined Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College as full-time science faculty member and Biological and Environmental Technology (BET) program coordinator. The flora and fauna of the Potomac Highlands and surrounding regions, the geography of the Appalachians and Atlantic Coastal Plain, its unique and ancient geological history and how all these elements intertwine and interrelate is endlessly fascinating to Van Vranken, who investigates these complex relationships. By studying a region and its biogeographic record, Van Vranken is working to…

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Eastern’s fall semester begins Aug. 22

August 1, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The start of the fall 2022 semester at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is approaching, with academic courses and several of the college’s short-term workforce training programs set to launch the week of Aug. 22. The last day to register for most of Eastern’s classes is Aug. 19. Eastern is an open-enrollment institution, with a free application process for academic or workforce students. Financial aid options are available to many students, whether part-time or full-time. Many programs at Eastern as…

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Eastern donates training equipment to Grant Memorial Hospital

July 25, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is updating its nursing skills lab this summer and needed to free up some space in the lab, so the nursing program has donated three of its training mannequins and a hospital bed to Grant Memorial Hospital (GMH), located in Petersburg, where Jaime Bland, GMH human resources generalist, said the equipment will be used for hospital staff training. Eastern has maintained a long-time partnership with GMH, where nursing students gain valuable clinical experiences at the…

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